Could Gonçalo Guedes be Arsenal’s next signing?

Lucas Torreira Deal All But Done, Gonçalo Guedes Could Be Next Arsenal Signing

Arsenal has done well so far in the transfer market. Having yesterday confirmed the signing of Bernd Leno, Sampdoria president has come out to say their star player Lucas Torreira has been sold. Although he didn’t say the player was sold to Arsenal but virtually all media outlet in Italy, France, the UK and Uruguay have it that Arsenal has signed the player.

And if Torreira hasn’t signed for Arsenal, I see no reason why Arsenal would have let Wilshere go. From all indication, the deal has been agreed and will be announced any moment from now. But Arsenal are still getting linked with the signing of more players. In the last week, long term target Cristian Pavon and PSG star Gonçalo Guedes who is currently on loan at Valencia were both linked with Arsenal.

Both players are very good wingers. Both can play the same positions – left wing, right wing and as second striker. Which make it even more interesting for Arsenal. Having lost Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United and Danny Welbeck looking likely to be sold this summer, Arsenal could do with another left winger. But they certainly do not have the money to sign both of this players.

And if you ask who they should sign between Cristian Pavon and Gonçalo Guedes, I would say Gonçalo Guedes all the way. Don’t get me wrong, I have been trying to watch Pavon since Arsenal were first linked with his signing last January and I quite like what I have seen but he is primarily a right winger and not a left winger. What we need is a left winger and that for me means Guedes.

The good thing about Guedes is that PSG his parent club could do with some money from player sales in order not to fall foul of the UEFA financial fair play law. It has been reported that UEFA would not be sanctioning the French club for their activities in the transfer market last summer but that in order not to fall foul of the FFP law, they must sell some players.

With PSG’s team already star studded, Guedes is most likely going to be declared surplus to requirement which means Arsenal can easily sign him for anything from £36 million and above. Pavon could also be available for a similar amount, however the fact that he is yet to play in Europe gives Guedes the edge over him for me. Guedes has done well with Valencia in the La Liga and I firmly believe should Arsenal sign him, he will do well under Emery as well.

But all said, we Gunners have to put our trust in Sven Mislintat, Emery and the other member of the management staff to do the right thing for our beautiful club. They have done well so far, but more is still needed.


  1. Kenny Rolfe says:

    Hi guys been out in Thailand for the past couple of weeks so no news on the Dennis Bergkamp shirt saga. We don’t seem to have had any joy from Gt Ormond St and last I heard Pat was going to contact the Royal Free. Anyway back in a couple of weeks when I’m sure we’ll sought it out . Just like to agree with my old friend Jon Fox on the new regime and how refreshing it is getting deals done with minimum amount of stress.

    1. jon fox says:

      Good to have you back Kenny. The Thai folk are incredibly welcoming as you will know.

      1. Kenny Rolfe says:

        They certainly are Jon, my advice to anyone going their for the first time is respect their culture and definitely do not break their rules.

        1. Break-on-through says:

          Ya meet anyone named Lola.

          1. Dalinho says:

            Isn’t rather get Lozano to play left wing and Pavon if we’re going for a right winger coz the both £35mil which is a steal for a young winger!
            Lozano reminds me of Alexis and Pavon is more versatile and multitasker so Pavon is the safest option! Imagine Torreira (uraguary) Pavon (Argentina) Banega (Argentina) all South American id love to have there passion in our team and after seeing Benatia play (Morocco) is like to sign him to if he’s cheap coz he’s still a beast at 31 coz im a bit worried with Sokratis and Mustafi atm that’s way to weak! Da aid luiz wouldn’t be bad either he’s another South American (Brazil) imagine

            ……………….. Torreira
            Team 2
            …………. Xhaka.Elneny


  2. killamch89 says:

    I watch the Argentinian league and I can argue the fact that Pavon can play the left wing position more effectively than Guedes. Yes, Guedes has performed well in the last year but in terms of decision-making, Pavon has him beat. You failed to highlight the fact that up until his move to PSG, Guedes primarily played as a RW and even at PSG that is where he played most of his games. Pavon can cross and shoot with both feet while Guedes depends a lot on his right foot making Pavon a more unpredictable opponent. There is a reason Messi continues to sing his praises and we are talking about a team with other Argentinian prospects such as Meza who a good portion of Europe is looking to sign. In addition, Pavon doesn’t neglect his defensive responsibilities nearly as much as Guedes does. Having said that, Guedes is an awesome shout and whoever we get, let’s get behind the player.

  3. GunnerSince2004 says:

    I doesnt matter that Pavon has never played in Europe before. Look at Gabriel Jesus who came straight from Brazil to Man City….

  4. Midkemma says:

    “What we need is a left winger and that for me means Guedes.”

    But Auba can play as a left inside forward, scoring with his right foot… Like Alexis used to but mile better, Auba was a heck of an upgrade on that moody Alexis.

    What we do not have is a right sided inside forward, left footed.

    On the right we used to rely upon Theo but he was sold and since then we have put in whoever will play their as a right forward, who do we have now? Nelson? Don’t get me wrong, I would like to see the lad given more mins but do people see what I mean now?

    On the left we have Iwobi backing up Auba, both right footed inside forwards who will have a fullback overlapping them….

    On the right we have Nelson or Nelson… with Nelson backing up Nelson…

    Hope the point has been made about needing a left sided attacker over a right sided one.

    1. Lugdush says:

      Men…pls stop talking nonsense..:auba is better striker than alexis…alexis is miles better winger..thats a fact, as it is alexis was our best player while he was here…but maybe u think bendtner is better than rvp

      1. Declan says:

        Perhaps you should read it again friend. Midkemma did not mention Auba as a left winger, he said left inside forward which are you likely too young to understand. Also no need to be rude, if you disagree, it’s opinions eh?!

        1. Ackshay says:

          Auba as an left inside forward with lacazette in the middle is an enticing option since i see great camaraderie and friendship between auba and laca unlike mr “i claim everything” kane. But i fear it will be similar to van persie/walcott combo which left the right side vulnerable since kolasinac will be 2 on 1 when arsenal lose the ball. very good attacking but vulnerable when defending.

          Currently i see no viable option to play 2 strikers which sucks because i really want to auba/laca smash epl defences

  5. Sheet Head says:

    You know, after all the signings made so far, and the speed with which they were done, I’m beginning to be quite susceptible and vulnerable to transfer rumours. I’m beginning to believe that arsenal transfer rumours can actually turn up true. So please, enough with the transfer rumours ???
    I’m already celebrating that we have signed Pavon/Gedes ???, I’m so positive and optimistic of this new arsenal

  6. LL COOL GUNNER says:

    Are we even linked to these players?

  7. Ronny says:


    Ot just read an article on Leno. Shouldn’t have read it! Lol
    It talked about his raw talent but also his ability to rush off his line to sweeper keep only to not get there, sound familiar? Like schez for Poland yesterday lol crazy lol
    Got to wonder though Leno I’m excited to see playing but I’m watching the Portugal game and you’ve got Rui Patricio playing who looks commanding experienced made some good saves and he’s just gone to Watford, (might be wolves) for free, wonder if we looked at him at all? Could be a lot older as well I guess where as Leno has as good mix of experience, talent but at the same time is at a good coach able age.

  8. Ronny says:

    Saowadee Krab to you 🙂

  9. GoonAR says:

    If we can sign Guedes he is quality.

  10. Dotash says:

    Arsenal will be great again

  11. ThirdManJW says:

    I have to admit I have only seen him play two games (at this world cup), and I wouldn’t judge any player on just that, but he’s been awful in both games! I just watched him, and nothing special at all! He looks no where near the finished article at the moment, and we don’t any more players with ‘potential’.

    1. ACE says:

      Been underwelhmed as well with his two starts
      for Portugal thus far, although to be fair I havent seen him feature at the club level. Martins was
      quite poor as well today.

      Prefer the Mexican lad( name escapes me atm) over both, but if he continues to flourish at this
      tournament his price tag may be astronomical.

      1. Unai Emery says:

        Lozano u mean

      2. Ackshay says:

        his decision-making has been catastrophic in those 2 games i thought ronaldo was gonna kill him. he’s only 21 so it is normal that he is panicking when through on goal just look at lingard misses vs tunisia.

  12. Declan says:

    Sorry, never heard of him.

    1. Sheet Head says:

      Wenger used to say that alot…

      1. Declan says:

        Sorry, never heard of him.

  13. Lupe says:

    Guedes is a very food winger, i watched a couple of valencia games and he is very fast, can dribble but the problem with him is he always cuts in onto his right foot from the left wing which can make him very predictable and his decision making needs work, but he is young so he can improve. He scored and assisted a good number of goals too. I have only seen pavon on youtube videos and he looks very good but i can’t judge by that alone.

  14. Break-on-through says:

    Both of them look to be good dribblers. Guedes looks slightly faster a little more athletic. Pavon is the best passer. Guedes looks like his passing is drilled, Pavon looks like he improvises more, he sees things differently. An Argentine national, you can rarely go wrong unless he’s home sick or hates the English weather. I’d take Pavon, and I’d let him switch wings during the game with Mkhitaryan or Aubameyang.

  15. Declan says:

    Damn, Torreira only sub again, kick off in 10 minutes.

    1. Unai Emery says:

      I’m disappointed as well,, hopefully he gets a lengthier stint this game…. Which means Uruguay has to score early

      1. John0711 says:

        I’m hapoy with that as he will be fresh for us

  16. South african gunner says:

    Guedes has signed for valencia. They opted to make the deal permanent. Pavon is a better player in my opinion

  17. Gogo says:

    Hi guys, im new here though i have been reading for over 2years now. I thing Guedes will be fine. he’s good on both foots.

  18. Gogo says:

    both feet I mean

  19. RSH says:

    Arsenal need to go for Ryan Sessesgon. Why wait for him to have an amazing first EPL season? His price will only go up higher. Guy traditionally a LB, but has been converted into LW. Do it Arsenal!

  20. Terrence Mulenga Chokwe says:

    were is kev? anything on pavon?

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